Thursday, June 22, 2006

Eppur Si Muove


This is one of the days that the Church of Rome condemned the reality-based community:
Sentence of the Tribunal of the Supreme Inquisition against Galileo Galilei, given the 22nd day of June of the year 1633

"We say, pronounce, sentence, and declare, that thou, the said Galileo, by the things deduced during this trial, and by thee confessed as above, hast rendered thyself vehemently suspected of heresy by this Holy Office, that is, of having believed and held a doctrine which is false, and contrary to the Holy Scriptures, to wit: that the Sun is the centre of the universe, and that it does not move from east to west, and that the Earth moves and is not the centre of the universe ...

"We order that by a public edict the book of Dialogues Of Galileo Galilei be prohibited, and We condemn thee to the prison of this Holy Office during Our will and pleasure; and as a salutary penance We enjoin on thee that for the space of three years thou shalt recite once a week the Seven Penitential Psalms....
Be prepared to spare yourself a summer sojourn in Cuba, by confessing in public that George W. Bush is evidence that evolution is a terribly mistaken theory.

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